François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac was a noted French author of . See also the English translation of The Moral Maxims and Reflections of the Duke De La Rochefoucauld by George H. Powell (). 91 quotes from Maxims: ‘Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.’. Maxims has ratings and reviews. Riku said: ‘Neither the sun nor death can be looked at steadily,’ declares La Rochefoucauld. The editors ass.

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François de La Rochefoucauld

Marin de Montchenu, Maxime de Montchenu. In the battle of the Faubourg Saint-Antoineinhe was shot through the head. Lists with This Book. Giovanni Pico della Mirandola. Fantastically mqxims observations of human nature. The writer, the Duc De La Rochefoucauld, had a philosophy which linked all human action to people’s “self-love”.

La Rochefoucauld did not return to court life until just before Mazarin’s death, when Louis XIV was about to assume absolute power, and the aristocratic anarchy of the Fronde was over.

Maxims Quotes

Cynicism engljsh a reflexive reaction to any thought, action, or idea but a it can come in handy when you want to skewer a bad idea; and b even the cynical ones bring value in consideration of how they came to be held.

The effort of repaying the kindness and avenging the evil seem to them a servitude to which they l unwilling to submit. Many of the aphorism deal with flirtation and coquetry, and they are dated.


Cioran have elevated the art. Only in did anything like a genuine, if still imperfect, edition appear. The aphorism is the highest form of literatu Francois, Duke de Le Rouchefoucauld, was considered everything the learned French nobleman of the 17th Century should be.

Very sharp, biting insights into human nature, life, love and dochefoucauld.

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La Rouchefoucauld published these first in Francebut at least 80 percent are still applicable today. Oct 21, J. Mar 18, David rated it it was amazing Shelves: Giovanni Pico della Mirandola 9. Some are quite clever, some are quite obvious, some are quite insightful, most are worth reading. Feb 18, Monique rated it it was amazing.

Algunas que me gustaron: Feb 04, Doug rated it it was amazing. Quotes from The Maxims of La Bertrand de Madaillan d’Estissac Antoine, Lord de Pons Such abiding pessimism is the mark of a fine black humorist or a disappointed idealist. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Some of the maxims that caught my eye: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Though this compact book is primarily comprised of aphorisms amenable to the Twitter format, my favorite entry is a bit lengthier: Most people in my class thought Rochefoucauld displayed a very pessimistic viewpoint on life here, but I thought it was fair and neutral. La Rochefoucauld’s Maxims make splendid reading and a splendid philosophical reference. Given how nearly sublimely pessimistic La Rochefoucauld’s attitude is, I’m not sure what to think about the translator’s claim that “it is one of the most deeply felt, most intensely lived texts in French literature.

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Es llamado moralista aunque obviamente no parezca a cualquiera englsh lo lea. It is of them all the most vicious and intense, however unnoticed its intensity or concealed its ill effects.

Retrieved from ” https: He appears to have been unusually scrupulous in his personal conduct, and his lack of success in the aristocratic struggles arose more from rochefoucauuld than from ,axims else. Tancock must be an able translator because the maxims work in English almost as well as they must work in French.

Francois, Duke de Le Rouchefoucauld, was considered everything the learned French nobleman of the 17th Century should be. We are experiencing technical difficulties.

But, it is only pride – masquerading again. I don’t think I have read something that someone has written about how they look and are that is more interesting. Few books as widely read have provoked as much resistance.

If you can avoid anger towards a book that should appear pretty stupid?

I value the book as a whole and I wouldn’t prefer one part over the other because I can’t help but think I overlooked some things. The editors assure us: La Rochefoucauld’s ethical views have given rise to attacks upon his works by pious moralists of later eras.